By Alynda Wheat
Updated October 08, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT
Credit: Eric McCandless/CBS

It’s not only okay, it’s? appropriate to envy the How I Met Your Mother cast — they are, after all, having way too much fun. This set packs in the EXTRAS, like footage of honeymooners Marshall (Segel) and Lily (Alyson Hannigan) and Segel’s video ”You Just Got Slapped,” reminding us why we like hanging with them every Monday night. Not that it’s all silliness: Season 3 was the CBS sitcom’s most mature, with the newlyweds in financial crisis, Ted (Josh Radnor) in a real relationship, and Barney (Harris) in violation of the Bro Code — which threatened his friendship with Ted. If it wasn’t so hilarious, we might’ve cried. A-

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How I Met Your Mother

Ted, Robin, Barney, Marshall, and Lilly remind us all of the joy of slap bets

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